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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2004 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 463-471
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2004.463.471
First Report of Antifungal Spectra of Activity of Iranian Actinomycetes Strains Against Alternaria solani, Alternaria alternate, Fusarium solani, Phytophthora megasperma, Verticillium dahliae and Saccharomyces cerevisiae
S. Aghighi, G.H. Shahidi Bonjar , R. Rawashdeh , S. Batayneh and I. Saadoun

Abstract:
This is the first report of antifungal activity of Iranian Actinomycetes isolates against Alternaria solani Sorauer, Alternaria alternata (Fr.) Keissler, Fusarium solani (Mart.) Sacc., Phytophthora megasperma Drechsler, Verticillium dahliae Klebahn and Saccharomyces cerevisiae Meyen ex Hansen. Biological control of plant diseases has received worldwide attention in recent years mainly as a response to public concern about the use of hazardous chemicals in the environment. Soil Actinomycetes particularly Streptomyces spp. enhance soil fertility and have antagonistic activity against wide range of soil-borne plant pathogens. In search for soil Actinomycetes having antifungal activity against plant fungal-pathogens, 110 isolates were screened from which 14 isolates were found active at least against one of the tested fungi. Streptomyces plicatus strain101, Frankia sp. strain 103 and Streptomyces sp. strain 44 had the widest antifungal spectra of activity. Antifungal genes from these strains may be proper candidates for genetic engineering of plants for increased tolerance against the tested cosmopolitan fungal pathogens.
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How to cite this article:

S. Aghighi, G.H. Shahidi Bonjar , R. Rawashdeh , S. Batayneh and I. Saadoun , 2004. First Report of Antifungal Spectra of Activity of Iranian Actinomycetes Strains Against Alternaria solani, Alternaria alternate, Fusarium solani, Phytophthora megasperma, Verticillium dahliae and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 3: 463-471.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2004.463.471

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2004.463.471

 
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